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SAP SCM Functional Architect

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Nashville, TN, US, 37228

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and, as a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation is at the center of the trend. We are a $3.5 billion company with more than 13,000 employees worldwide. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a supplier of water purification products in a number of emerging countries.


With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, A. O. Smith has the global reach to serve customers worldwide. We have sales and distribution in more than 60 countries around the world. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement, not just in its factories and its processes, but in its people.  It values people who are able to analyze problems and take rapid, decisive action.  For more information regarding A. O. Smith, visit our website at


A.O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees.  Recognized by The Tennessean as one of the top Nashville area Workplaces, we have programs in place to help our team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future. If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build an amazing career at A. O. Smith.

This role is located in our modern Nashville Metro Center office, located just minutes from downtown with easy interstate access and free parking.


  • Act as internal consultant and design architect for SAP solutions within specific modules. Partner with peers in the IT organization and fellow Functional Architects and Business Analysts to align business processes with solution design, leveraging the capabilities of the SAP modules.
  • Responsible for the full systems development lifecycle from requirements gathering through implementation of various functional architecture solutions.
  • Translate overall business process requirements to SAP configuration.
  • Advise on the management of configuration and testing across the SAP environment.
  • Support the identification of enhancement opportunities to standardize/improve processes and system configuration that supports the customer-focused approach, ensuring compliance to the business management goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with Functional Architects and Business Analysts to ensure end to end process integration and consistency.
  • Develop, prototype, test and implement solution improvements to increase stability, usability and functionality to enable end users to meet business objectives
  • Lead and support project initiatives to expand the usage of the SAP solution to improve and expand processes across the enterprise.

Role Specific Responsibilities

  • Understand non-SAP business systems and their interaction with SAP. Assist in the management of those systems as part of an overall solution portfolio.
  • Provides functional support and leadership to our SAP User Community including: interaction with Third-Party Support Providers, definition of SOPs, gathering business requirements, documenting functional designs and specifications, and evaluating / directing enhancements.
  • Researches and analyzes basic and complex issues surrounding our business processes and systems.
  • Collaborate with Master Data Management team to provide solution architecture input on strategy and initiatives to support management reporting requirements. 
  • Mentor business and functional team members to increase their competency in SAP.
  • Perform all duties according to company policies and safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


  • Bachelors Degree in computer science or engineering with 5 years of experience or Masters degree with 2 years of experience.
  • 5+ years of functional/configuration experience in SAP consulting, systems integration, or architecture role
  • At least 1 life cycle implementation of SAP ECC
  • Experience supporting manufacturing plant personnel with day-to-day ERP system processes
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and process improvement approach.
  • Excellent understanding of SAP best practices
  • Must be an expert in analyzing, creating system specifications, and developing tests and implementing business solutions utilizing SAP technologies.
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Must have good communication skills and should have a proven ability to meet deadlines without compromising quality.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience managing projects and working with a team
  • Ability to assess and manage technical risks and issues.

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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